For their 10th Anniversary, Tomorrowland released an insane line up for each of their stages yesterday, once more proving that Beligum will be the place to be this summer. The special two-weekend year is met with tons of great acts that will not only be performing solo, but with partners as well. Tomorrowland is known for their B2B (Back 2 Back) sets where producers will get the chance to perform a unique set with another producer. While many festivals hold these types of sets, only Tomorrowland has been able to bring not only the most, but the most intriguing and sought after B2B sets. Attendees from both weekends will be able to witness some assuredly impressive ones during year’s event. To make things smoother, we’ve broken down each one and what you can expect out of these FOMO-inducing sets.
7. Shermanology B2B Bassjackers (Weekend 2)
There’s nothing better than a b2b Dutch set filled with hard hitting electro-house and sing-a-longs. That’s what Shermanology and Bassjackers set will provide for the exclusive Weekend 2 only set. The Sherman siblings will be bringing their A-game, with a barrage of track they’re already well known for like ‘Who We Are’ and ‘Can’t Stop Me’. The boys of Bassjackers have already had a big 2014 with their newest remix with Makj titled ‘Derp’ and Martin Garrix’s edit of their track ‘Crackin’. This set will only add to the prolific success they have already established in 2014. Attendees can look for this Dutch b2b at the Smash the House stage on Sunday.
6. Felix Cartal B2B Autoerotique (Both Weekends)
This special b2b set from the Dim Mak crew will be sure to get you sweating. Producer Felix Cartal is a master of remixes, most notably for mixing tracks like Zedd’s ‘Clarity’ and The Loops of Fury’s ‘Light Em’ Up.’ On the other hand, Toronto native Autoerotique has been getting his groove on since the age of 17. They got their big break in 2009, sweeping the nation with their hit ‘Gladiator’. The set will be filled with intense rump-shaking electro-house, along with notable tracks produced by both artists such as ‘The Alarm’. Both weekend attendees will get the opportunity to witness this bass-jarring set under the Dim Mak Stage on Friday.
5. Endyminion B2B Frequencerz (Weekend 1) & Endyminion B2B Ran-D (Weekend 2)
Q-Dance has decided to bring 2 unique b2b sets to this year’s festivities. Endyminion is bringing the heat both weekends and is ready to show the world their talent with tracks like ‘Inexcusable’ shared by their first weekend mates, Frequencerz, and ‘Antidote’ shared by their second weekend mate, Ran-D. All three artists share a love and a passion for hardstyle, and have played all over Europe. If you’re looking for a hardstyle break, these are the sets to watch out for on Saturday of both weekends!
This is where every trance-head can start fan-girling. The princes of Egypt, Aly & Fila, are teaming up with Irish producer John O’ Callaghan for both weekends of Tommorowland. Well known for their radio show ‘Future Sounds of Egypt’, these two fellas have been a part of the scene since 2002. They have been picked for Armin’s ‘Tune of the Year’ in 2011 for ‘We Control The Sunlight’, and have been ranked on DJ Mag’s Top 100 since 2008, making them one of the most sought after trance groups in the world. John O’ Callaghan’s track record is no different, with his own ‘Tune of the Year’ in 2007, and collaborative works with the likes of Bryan Kearney and Leon Boiler. He also is well known for his hit ‘Find Yourself’ released in 2009. These two international trance superstars will bring their status and expertise to Ferry Corsten’s Full On stage Saturday of both weekends.
The only other unique alliance to grace the MainStage is none other than 3 Are A Legend, which features Dim Mak head honcho Steve Aoki and Europe’s biggest duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. The two artists are not unfamiliar with each other, collaborating on projects such as their hit ‘Feedback’. They’ve had a bumpy start trying to debut their act in Miami, but was last minute unable to perform the show. They’re debut instead will be main stage, giving Aoki his 2nd year as a collaborative group; after his successful set with Afrojack last year as Afroki. Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike will also be holding their third main stage appearance, but very first collaborative set.
A team up of stages means an epic team up set from both captains. Doorn Records leader Sander Van Doorn and V Sessions’ Yves V are bringing a b2b set at their joint stage to the 10th anniversary. Sander has been exploding in the dance scene since gaining fame after receiving ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ in 2008. He also headlined many festivals in 2011 such as Ultra, EDC, Mysteryland, and Sensation, and produced monster hits like ‘Koko’ and ‘Nothing Inside’. Yves V is well known in the European scene but has grown globally after hit ‘Cloudbreaker’ featuring Basto gained recognition. The two bosses team up for a rare set Saturday of both weekends under their joint stage Doorn Records and V Sessions.
The main pièce de résistance, and possible the biggest set of the festival, is none other than #1 DJ Hardwell’s team up with producing legend Tïesto. Hardwell has had an incredible year with his Tomorrowland main stage set being watched by over millions in 2013. Tïesto is a living legend in his own right, and has had an increasingly unique 2014 with a possible return to trance in his midst. In what is sure to be a legendary moment for the weekend, both producers have had numerous experiences working together since their massive track ‘Zero 76’ in 2011. The surprise set will be met with possibly new tracks, tons of artist appearances, and a special firework display to make the momentous occasion special. While this set isn’t like the trio set brought on for last year’s show, this one will definitely be one for the books.